Red Panda Conservation

CC Image from Wikimedia

CC Image from Wikimedia

By: Mia C.

Four red panda cubs were born this past summer, and the Wildlife Conservation Society just recently placed two cubs at the Himalayan Highlands at the Bronx Zoo, and the other two at Discovery Trail at the Prospect Park Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society has a strong reputation in breeding red pandas, as they design their program to keep the pandas’ growth as natural as possible. Since their species is starting to deteriorate, the WCS works in China and Myanmar to keep their population stable.
Red pandas are typically found in Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. The cubs are born with a soft coat, and they reach adulthood at approximately eighteen months. Once they are adults, they develop a reddish-brown coat that can serve as a camouflage. They even have a thumb-like adaptation that helps them grasp things. (Read more…)

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